Chargers News · Skinner Named Athletic Director

Ayden-Grifton High School is pleased to announce Coach Corey B. Skinner as our new Athletic Director. Coach Skinner is a 2003 graduate of Ayden-Grifton who also spent time coaching at North Pitt High School before returning as a teacher/coach to AG in 2010. Coach Skinner has served as the Head Baseball Coach for the past 7 years and the Assistant Athletic Director for the past 2 years. 


Principal Dr. Cayton: “Coach Skinner is a proven leader at Ayden-Grifton High School.  He has worked closely with not only athletes but also teachers and administration to ensure academic excellence is paramount.   I know that he will continue to lead our athletic program by continuing  the traditions of sportsmanship and integrity amongst our student-athletes.”  

Former AD Paul Cornwell: “I am very excited for Ayden-Grifton High School and the Ayden-Grifton communities to have Corey Skinner take over as Athletic Director. You will not find a harder worker or a more committed person for the job. Coach Skinner will continue the vision of the athletic program to be an integral part of the overall mission of Ayden-Grifton High School.”

Coach Skinner: “I am excited about this new opportunity to serve the AG players, coaches, school, and community. Having been coached by, taught by, or working alongside the previous 4 athletic directors has been a tremendous learning experience and I hope to continue the tradition of outstanding athletic leadership they were able to establish.”